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 Dictionary entry overview: What does brutality mean? 

  The noun BRUTALITY has 2 senses:

1. the trait of extreme cruelty
2. a brutal barbarous savage act

  Familiarity information: BRUTALITY used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1brutality [BACK TO TOP]


The trait of extreme cruelty

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


brutality; ferociousness; viciousness; savagery

Hypernyms ("brutality" is a kind of...):

cruelness; cruelty; harshness (the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance)

Sense 2brutality [BACK TO TOP]


A brutal barbarous savage act

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


barbarism; barbarity; brutality; savagery

Hypernyms ("brutality" is a kind of...):

atrocity; inhumanity (an act of atrocious cruelty)

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